What's on inManchester


Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Manchester

27
JUL
LEGOLAND®Discovery Centre Manchester LIVE
intu Trafford Centre

On Thursday 27 July LEGOLANDDiscovery Centre Manchester is bringing the magic of LEGO and its attraction live to the stage at intu Trafford Centre in what promises to be an unforgettable family day out Kicking off a summer of fun at LEGOLANDDiscovery…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08712 222662
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29
JUL
Jeffrey's Corner Springhead - Summer Fair
Jeffrey's Corner Day Nursery Springhead

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle BBQ raffle tombola lucky dip stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 10am till 2pm.…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01616 206267
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29
JUL
Kids Planet Prestwich - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Prestwich

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle football raffle face painting stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 738989
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29
JUL
Kids Planet Salford Quays - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Salford Quays

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including face painting tombola biscuit decorating special guest stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01618 480991
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29
JUL
MCM Manchester Comic Con - July
Manchester Central

If you love movies TV comics gaming anime or cosplay then you wont want to miss out on MCM Manchester Comic Con returning to the Manchester Central on 29‐30 July 2017 Get ready as the team behind UK & Irelands BIGGEST modern…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1327 878936
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29
JUL
Mobile
Waterside Arts Centre

New dates for The Paper Birds tour of Mobile have just been announced. Continuing to make theatre as accessible as possible they will caravan the breadth of the country popping up by the seaside on high streets at schools and in arts…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
Pride and Prejudice
Waterside Arts Centre

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
AUG
Manchester Power Business Breakfast Club - August
Banyan

Come and meet like minded business women at our Power Business Breakfast Club. Mix and mingle discuss ideas and create those all important new connections in an informal setting whilst enjoying a light breakfast ‐ all in the heart of the city.Meet…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +448456 434940
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02
AUG
Speed Dating in Manchester
walrus

How speed dating in Manchester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Manchester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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04
AUG
Decorative Home & Salvage Show
Cheshire Showground

If you are a homemaker retailer interior designer or stylist looking for inspiration to create a beautiful indoor or outdoor living space then these shows are your one‐stop‐shop. Youll find all manner of antiques and salvaged items such as reclaimed restored and…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 0129 827493
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05
AUG
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day ' World of
The Midland Hotel

OurManchester Wine‐Tasting Coursesare fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a fullWine‐Tasting Experience Daywhere youll taste 14 Wines learn about food and wine…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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12
AUG
Meet Spider-Man at Hamleys
Hamleys Manchester

Peter Parker aka Spider Man is still in training to become a fully‐fledged Avenger so hes swinging by Hamleys on Saturday 12th August to get some tips on how to be the best Superhero possible from all his super‐Spidey fans in Manchester.…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03717 041977
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12
AUG
Peter Pan
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids magical fairies and…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
AUG
Soul Special
Ladybridge Park Social Club

Atlanta Soul Band get the party started with a huge selection of soul classics and anthems. Features male soul vocalist funky back‐beats and 3 ‐ piece horn section.…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07712 515807
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20
AUG
Manchester Auditions - The Voice to win OpenMicUK
RNCM (Royal Northern College Of Music)

MANCHESTER OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Manchester Open Mic UK have been announced Open Mic UK one of the countrys biggest &…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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20
AUG
MANCHESTER OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION
Royal Northern College Of Music

MANCHESTER OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Manchester Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 784694
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20
AUG
Manchester Open Mic UK Singing Competition
Royal Northern College Of Music

MANCHESTER OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Manchester Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Manchester Singing…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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20
AUG
Manchester Songwriting Competition
RNCM (Royal Northern College Of Music)

MANCHESTER FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASEDSongwriting Competition performance dates for Manchester Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking hereFuture Music have announced their performance dates for the Manchester Songwriting Competition…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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25
AUG
Roy Ayers, Giles Peterson, Crazy P, Greg Wilson
Etherow Country Park

Moovin Festival is back once again in 2017 and promises to be another boutique bass funk soul reggae house jazz and d&b gathering for real music lovers. With big hitters like Roy Ayres Black Grape Gilles Peterson and Roni Size all set…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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26
AUG
Birmingham Open Mic UK Singing Competition
Royal Northern College Of Music

BIRMINGHAM OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Birmingham Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Birmingham Singing…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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30
AUG
IFPA 2017 - International Federation of Placenta A
Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd.

The UK has a long tradition of research in reproductive biology and Manchester similarly boasts a rich heritage from placental pathology through to physiology and more latterly imaging and therapies. The 2017 Meeting will be an extravaganza of basic and clinical research…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1454 642241
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02
SEP
Manchester Thai Festival
Platt Fields Park

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Platt Fields Park Manchester is brought to you for the first time by Magic of Thailand.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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03
SEP
Manchester 100 km bike ride
Wythenshawe Park

The Christie Manchester 100km will take you through beautiful country lanes that start and finish at Wythenshawe Park and that sweep through the stunning Cheshire landscape. Cyclists will return to a warm welcome by Team Christie where they can enjoy a well‐earned…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Sports

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03
SEP
Manchester 100 mile bike ride
Wythenshawe Park

A great Century ride ‐ a 100 mile route along beautiful lanes through a wide sweep of Cheshire helping to raise funds for the Christie Hospital.Starting and finishing at Wythenshawe Park Manchester the route heads first to Northwich taking in Delamere Forest…

Location: 5.2 miles away
Category: Sports

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09
SEP
Altrincham Casefile: Mystery of the StarEaters
Altrincham Town Centre

12 SECRET LOCATIONS across Altrincham will be taking part in this live adventure mystery game. Piece together the trail question real witnesses and solve ingenious puzzles.Casefile: The Mystery of the Star‐Eaters is a one‐day event where you play as a consulting detective…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

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11
SEP
Email Marketing Training - Manchester
Innospace,

In recent years social media has added a diverse number of marketing opportunities for businesses to cover ‐ including Facebook pages tweeting and sponsored ads on LinkedIn. In this time many companies have forgotten or overlooked email marketing and some have discounted…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01613 272923
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11
SEP
Introduction to Investors in People. Free Workshop
Warren Bruce Court

Introduction to Investors in People is a practical workshop designed to help you explore IIP and what it can mean for your organisation. With interactive exercises the session will help you ascertain where you are against the Standard and how to identify…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08444 068008
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13
SEP
Why Employee Engagement? Free Business Breakfast E
The Workplace

Employee engagement is about your people wanting to and giving their best every day ‐ being fully committed and motivated to helping your organisation achieve success.Ensuring this sense of purpose isnt a quick fix. Employee engagement requires a commitment from the top…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08444 068008
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20
SEP
Amazon for Professional Sellers Training - Manches
Innospace, The Shed

In the UK the marketplace industry is dominated by Amazon and eBay ‐ and Amazon is a huge force throughout the Europe and the rest of the world. Selling on marketplaces can be a cost effective way to attract new business as…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01613 272923
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Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Manchester? See our list of attractions in Manchester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.